August 25, 2008

Motion-powered phone charger sashays in

ExternalCharger_USB_540x404.jpg M2E Power, a company formed last year to charge electronic gadgets with human motion, has reported back that its system actually works. C/net reports.

Next year it expects to release a charger that can harvest enough motion from walking to replenish cell phones or other small gadgets, like GPS devices.

It says that six hours of cumulative motion can add 30 to 60 minutes of talk time to a cell phone.

The idea is to place the charger inside a purse or backpack and let it charge in the background, said Regan Rowe, director of business development at the company. When fully charged, M2E Power's device stores enough to recharge a phone at a speed comparable to an AC outlet."

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